Long time no post! Been pretty busy with polishing some work and building my website. Nearly finished
kingkostas - Thanks i feel honored. I'll surely check out your SB
NR43 - You bring up a good point there, i thought about that myself. I'd love to see what kind of macho architecture we will have built in a couple of hundred years.
JustinBeckett - Thank you a lot for the kind words! I absolutely love your traditional landscape paintings you have posted in your blog. looking forward to seeing more
plasmax - Thanks mate! Nice too see you around here, how's it going?
your getting ballsy, i like that.
It's all good in the hood bro! Been working on stuff myself.
Liking the new sketches, second one especially for its atmospheric depth. Is it meant to be a lake or some platforms and suchlike?
Thanks for the feedback guys!
plasma - Yeah something like that Really quick and rough, i'll work more on this!
Great 3D wip - the largest ship is a little too centered for my liking - as a point of high contrast it'd probably be better served with the rule of thirds. Also the most saturated area on the right is drawing my eyes away from the rest of the awesome city.
Can't wait to see this one further down the line!
Beautiful work here, I got a question - how did you manage to get this sun glow on this one? Was it done in max or maya?
My 2D Portfolio
Max - Thanks a lot for the helpful feedback, greatly appreciated! I totally agree with the right area being to saturated/high contrast which draws the attention to it. I'm working on it
Abrodos - Thanks!
Barnik - I rendered the image in max with some basic lighting using the daylight system, then did the glow etc. in Photoshop. Hope that helped a little, if not just ask
Now i'm going to bother you with more wip for my 3D scene! Will post much 2D in the next updates, promise
Oh damn, you are an environMENTAL monster!! Definitely keeping watch on your book.
AWESOME!!WANT moar 2d though!
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Thank you guys!
Here's some random studys/sketches/work. Been doing a lot 2D and painting lately- and it feels really damn good after all the technical 3D learning
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Fantastic landscapes and 3D work. I really like some of the angels you pick such as in the top two from your most recent post. Gives them as almost amateur photographer vibe, if you get what I mean? As if someones gone their then quickly taken a photograph, giving you a window into that landscape.
Keep up the great work!
oh man, excellent studies and 3d. you are the person I can learn from.
Fiddzy, thats quite a nice compliment I've actually never thought about it like that and i really like the idea.
absolutely loving the rock/cliff environment in post #334, the lighting is just jaw dropping, is that WIP???
I notice you start with big soft shapes to start with an environment. I also noticed this in the works of other artists. I'm currently trying to concentrate more on environments and I enjoy it very much, so I was thinking maybe you have some thoughts on this "technique"? I guess it's just easier to start from?
Anyway, I'll try to check back . Have fun!
dude KICKASS enviros and.... everything
Robert, you're such an inspiration...Have you done any more on the 3D environment in post 334? With some texturing and lighting additions that could truly be an epic mattepaint I hope we get to see it soon. You've done a lot since I last posted, I really like the eraser technique you're using for texturing trees and getting the form of buildings. You have a good ability to make something look sketchy and inspirational, the way concept art should, and the details on some pieces (especially techie details - do you use brushes for those? because they take pretty long to create by hand...).
That 3D paintover in post #346 is great, has a real District 9 feel to it, but you could have pushed the left box a little further in terms of texture at the left side where the corner meets the pipe.
Keep it up man, you're a rising star
Hey I like what you've done with the modelling in this one: http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1269868194
Can you tell me, because I was trying to do something similar at one point, how do you get all the greebled details across the surfaces. Is there any time-saving method you used?
zenichi - Yeah i'll finish this when i have the time to!
Vulgar` - Thanks a ton for the support!
Lyno - Hmm actually, i don't really like to start with soft shapes except for the sky/atmosphere/haze etc. For me it works best to start with mostly hard edges. Have a look at my website, it's still under construction but there's some tutorials that might help you. Feel free to just ask, maybe i just understood your question completely wrong.
papervampire - Thanks!
Max - Thank you a lot for the kind words mate, i'm really glad to see you around here! I'm working an hour here and there on it, but it's taking me forever that way... but i hope to finish it soon.
As for the details, i use a lot of custom brushes for the techy stuff as well as integrating some 3D here and there and a lot of textures. I really want to do a tutorial about this but time just doesn't allow me at the moment. Damn you school and project work
I agree with you on #346, i'll work some more on it! How's it going for you art-wise? Oh man i kinda miss the good old space art stuff...
William b. Hand - Ha thanks a ton for stopping by! I appreciate the kind words, means quite a lot coming from you
wilkerson - I've uploaded a screenshot of the 'block' model, on top of it goes the greebles modifier with many small details. http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/9594/1copyq.jpg
I don't remember the actual settings, i just played with it until it looked cool. But nothing really special. I hope that helped a little!
android411 - Thanks! You're welcome.
The brushwork on these last two are awesome! The 1st one is espcially nice! The rest of your work is super cool too!
thanks for commenting in my sketchbook, there's some really great work here, you have the scifi environments down to a science!